Woman charged with cashing fraudulent check

A Panama City woman has been charged with passing an altered instrument and grand theft over $10,000 after cashing a check that wasn’t hers.

Detectives with the Panama City Police Department were notified by a local financial institution that Jasmine Seychelle Brown, 26, had made two withdrawals on the account a fraudulent check had been deposited.

Investigators learned that Brown withdrew $6,000 at one branch of the financial institution and then another $4,875 from another branch on the same day. After several attempts to retrieve the funds, the financial institution contacted the PCPD.

Brown was located at her residence in Panama City and investigators also smelled a strong odor of marijuana on Brown. A search warrant was obtained and executed and detectives found $6,000 in cash in the residence as well as less than 20 grams of marijuana. She was booked into the Bay County Jail on charges of passing a forged or altered instrument, grand theft of $10,000 or more and possession of marijuana.

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